|Definition :||a person whose diet does not contain meat|
There are different types of vegetarians. A lacto-vegetarian will eat dairy products. An ovo-vegetarian will eat eggs. A vegan does not eat anything that comes from an animal source.|
Vegetarians have to make a special effort to get all of the necessary amino acids and B vitamins into their diet.
There are many reasons a person is a vegetarian, including religion, animal-rights, environmental concerns, and health concerns.